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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

Australian documentary filmaker and jazz singer discusses her film "Intangible Asset Number 82", a film about one musician's journey to find the Korean musician who has inspired him, a drummer designated by Korea as "Intangible Asset Number 82."

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Scary things are happening to start off your Halloween week on tonight's Soul Serenade. Join host Tom Shaker for soulful skeletons and funky frights!!! It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

Among the celebrations of Billie Holiday's centennial birthday anniversary is a new album from Cassandra Wilson, Coming Forth By Day. On the album Wilson salutes one of her idols, drastically rearranging the Holiday songbook. Jazz Night In America features Cassandra Wilson's blues, country and folk-tinged delivery as she performs her Billie Holiday tribute, and catches up with some key collaborators of both Wilson and Holiday.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 10:30pm

Diane Roberts is a self-described feminist with a PhD from Oxford and an English professor at Florida State University.  She is also a born-and-bred Seminole fan and second-generation season ticket holder.  It’s not as if she approves of the violence and hypermasculinity on the football field; she just can’t help herself.  Like so many people every Saturday from September through December she surrenders to her Inner barbarian and goes to see yet, another football game. In her new book, TRIBAL Roberts takes a conflicted insider’s look into the controversies, absurdities, and yes, the charms of college football.  Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author, Diane Roberts.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 9:00pm

Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage were two real and somewhat eccentric Victorians who conceived of the foundations for modern computing. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SYDNEY PADUA, animator, special effects artists, comics writer and artist about her wonderful steam punk re-imagining of these geniuses THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST COMPUTER. This is a book like no other: part thrilling fiction, part actual history and all wonderfully drawn and written. Tune in and learn all about the cheese mite theory of the universe!

Mark Catesby traveled to Virginia from Britain in 1712. While in the Americas, he visited the Appalachians, Jamaica, Bermuda and the Bahamas sketching the plants and animals he found. He also sent many seeds of new plants back to Britain. Returning to his home country, he proceeded to write and illustrate one of the most beautiful natural history books about Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with E. CHARLES NELSON, writer, editor and botanist, who has edited a stunning new collection of essays about THE CURIOUS MISTER CATESBY.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated, world music superstar Loreena McKennitt will be making an exclusive appearance on Tonal Rhythms, WICN's new age/world music program.  Tune in on Sunday, October 25th, at 6 PM, as Loreena discusses her music and travels with host Brian Vinik.  With topics ranging from her traditional and mystical Celtic pieces, to her beautiful and dramatic poetry adaptations, to her exotic and mysterious Eastern influences, this will be a musical journey like no other!

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

Jazz pianist, composer Fred Hersch talks with Bonnie Johnson about his newest release entitled SOLO.  This weekend he's celebrating the highly acclaimed live recording along with his 60th birthday at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Best known for soloing, 8-time GRAMMY nominated Hersch returns to his alma mater to perform a free concert on October 29th, 7:30pm at Jordan Hall in Boston. "The concert also marks [his] 40th year since arriving as a student at [New England Conservatory of Music], where he served on faculty for many years". 



Photo by Vincent Soyez


Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

Songs from Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, the Byrds, Joan Baez, the Chieftans, the Nields, and so many more, as host Nick Noble guides listeners through the folk process: music that evolves and changes while keeping alive the spirit of its roots.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Glorious moments of eclectic and jazzy guitar collaborations unfolding here at the farm and beyond…


“Danza Di Cala Luna”
John Williams and Paco Pena

“Dragon Fly”
“Spirit Dances”
Peter Jansen and Friends

“Deep Cover”
Ian Ethan Case Open Land Trio

“The Way You Smile”

“Aque Las Coisas Todas”
Sergio Brandao Group

“I Never Dreamed”
Julie Lavender & Casper Guildensoe

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 10:30am

Can art be thought of as a philiosophical practice? Why is art like a strange tool? These are just a few of the fascinating ideas of our guest tonight ALVA NOË, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.    His new book is STRANGE TOOLS: ART AND HUMAN NATURE. Tune in for a lively and thought provoking discussion about art, philosophy and what art means in our society.


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